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CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You

catspaw49 20 May 99 - 09:43 PM
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Subject: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 May 99 - 09:43 PM

Hi Ya' Group !!!

Three weeks ago I would have been totally without words had I known what was about to happen to me. Now that I'm officially on the mend, I still find it hard to explain. But what I am now and forever will be without words for is the way I feel about all of you. I am so honored and so lucky to be included in this community......Absolutely nothing can say what is in my heart. You are all truly unbelievable!!! Most of you have seen what a strong family surrounds me and that Karen and I have been blessed with the best......and I've been blessed with Karen. I have tried to explain all of you to various hospital people and they stare as though I'm having some kind of hallucination. I guess you have to live here at Mudcat to understand. This is an exceptional place, filled with exceptional people, capable of extraordinary acts of love and kindness not often found in today's world. I think it was Sandy that I asked if Max had any idea what he started here? Who would expect anything like this?

It would be easy to become quite mauldlin at this point, but I'll refrain from it. Suffice it say that I AM CONVINCED that I am alive and on the mend ("Barely Living Though Chemistry") because of the collective power of your thoughts, prayers, and good wishes. A while back, I quoted a piece from the "Bhagavad Gita" which in essence states that no matter what, a man's deeds protect him. All of you are incredibly well protected; no one can pass on so much to another and not have it come back to them. You are an incredible group. With the opening of the "Star Wars" prequel thingy, someone commented that the "FORCE" should be with me. I said I didn't need the force......I have the Power of Mudcat!!!!

I'd also find it difficult to start down the list of 'Catters who have done some extra special things for fear that I might inadvertently leave out or not give enough credit to someone. I have received so many wonderful cards, letters, CD's and other gifts...beautiful heartfelt poetry, phone calls......again just not to be believed!!! Thank You One and All............BTW, some of you are some sick puppies...a trait I admire as you all know, BUT THREE (3) of you sent me cards saying "Congrats on Having a Baby" type thing with hand written notes all saying that I probably wished I was instead of what I was going through. Three of you..........

I'm about to have to lay down for a while, but I'll get back into the swing of things over the next few days. So much goes on in the world and I can count on the'Cat to care. Thanks for keeping the litter box up katlaughing...now just move your ass over and let me sit down with you so I can decide where to start spreadin' it first!!!

I can only end by saying I am honored to have your friendship and your love and to be a part of Mudcat. I can never repay what you have done for me and my family, but I will be here when needed for all of you too. I am honored and humbled to be part of this special little village, to be a Mudcatter. My love to all of you.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: alison
Date: 20 May 99 - 10:00 PM

welcome back Catspaw,

It's great to see you again in the flesh, so to speak.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 May 99 - 10:14 PM

Welcome back Cats.Don't be scarin us like that again...I do believe you used up at least 5 of those nine lives.

Smilin while I say it,

LEJ


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 May 99 - 10:42 PM

PS. I thought it was great that you called your thread "at a loss for words" and then went on for 5 paragraphs! Damn, its good to have ya back!

LEJ again


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Bill D
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:08 AM

I was offline during so much of this....and I just celebrated my 60th birthday tonight with some amazing friends...but seeing this thread is as good a birthday present as I can imagine!! Welcome back...take it easy...and rest well in the knowlege that all of those friends, the ones you have met and the ones you have yet to meet, are now part of you and your family....


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: harpgirl
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:30 AM

zzzzat you 'Cat? Welcome back from your nosehair transplant!....harpgirl


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:34 AM

Oh, 'Spaw, you can have the whole damn box if ya want it! I can't see for sh*# anyway for the tears streaming down m'face!

You don't know how good it is to hear your "voice", again. I am honoured that it was in my birthday thread that you quoted the Bhagavid Gita, just went back and read it, again, today.

And, don't think that for one minute we are going to let up on all that we've been sending you; our Light, our Love, our Healing Energy is YOURS! Use it, use it, use it and keep well, dear one. (Okay, I drew the "be maudlin' card"). And, don't rush it!

Whew! Let's see....what else have I been wanting to tell you....oh, yeah! Rog almost got confused for Reg and almost ran off with the tiple band, but he only plays the doorknockers and they dind't have any as good as he's got at home*smile*; Rick has Duckboots in his garden and bed; Banjer's been acting like a seargent major organising and keeping up morale; us touchy feely types have been flooding everyone with sweetness and light; Mick has been running like a maniac being the glue what holds us together; Joe, Joe Offer, Ma'am, has been srcutinising the Rockies for a few weeks; Art got a spiffy tuneup, BillD & Ferrara were gone, too, with a sick 'pewter; AlistairUK has disappeared; and, and.....well, why spoil it for you? You'll just hafta read through the rest of the threads to get caught up!

WELCOME BACK, YAWL SET A SPELL!

Love you and my love to Karen, too,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Bev Lawton
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:45 AM

Does this mean we officially don't have to be nice to you anymore!! Welcome back. Bev Lawton


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:50 AM

G'day Catspaw,
Glad ter see yer back (& probably yer front as well). Also glad to see you're at a loss for words, a verbose post would still be going.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:30 AM

Jeez Paw! One day I actually am too busy to check the "Cat" and you come back to us! Man, am I glad to see you! I'm at a loss for words, but that won't last for long.
Love you guy.
Rick


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Barbara
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:33 AM

Wal, sheeeiit, gonna have to find some popcorn an a box, and ship this dang crittur off. Welcome home, catspaw.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:39 AM

So I guess this means you'll be sticking around, huh?


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Tony Burns
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:39 AM

Welcome home 'spaw.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 21 May 99 - 02:00 AM

Welcome back! You gave us all a scare, my friend. Please try not to do it again. Rest easy, let the grass grow, and do tell your beloved how much we love her, too.

Grandpa Paton


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 May 99 - 03:38 AM

Catspaw,
this was not the first thread I opened today. I first saw your post on the religious doorknocker thread. I read it and it took me about 10 sec to realise it was you in person, not someone else using your computer who had written that paragraph. I knew you couldn't and wouldn't sneak back in without commenting, but I loved reading that paragraph first for I then knew 'HEY, HE'S BACK' in a way that brought tears into my eyes: business, I mean pleasure, as usual.
So glad you're back, but take care.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Helen
Date: 21 May 99 - 03:45 AM

Hiya, 'Spaw,

Good to see you back in your litter box. I think we should take Bev Lawton's suggestion and officially set the date (and time) when we don't have to be nice to you, but just take you as you are. Then you'll *really* know you are back home.

At the moment we're fussing and fretting over you like you were a welcome stranger, but I reckon if we start getting back to our normal 'Catty selves again you'll feel a whole lot less like a stranger, and just slip back into being just another one of us. *big grin*

I've missed you, and worried over you, and booked my keyboard in for a rustproofing job to counteract the effects of crying all over it, and it seems like the longest 3 weeks I've had to endure for a very long time. So I can only imagine what Karen, Clarence, the boys, Wayne & Connie etc have been feeling.

So, rest up those keyboard fingers, give your brain a chance to rest and think up lots of those witty retorts you're famous for, and just get back to normal (however "normal" is defined in catspaw-land.

Love Helen


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: MudGuard
Date: 21 May 99 - 03:58 AM

Same as Wolfgang I first read your post in the religious doorknocker thread and it also took me some seconds to realize it was you yourself!
It is really great to have you back here, but please take it slowly so we can have you here for a long time and don't have to start BS threads like "Hospital again"!
Andreas


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Banjer
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:20 AM

Yabbba-Dabbba-Cat Littew


With apologies to Fred Flintstone, It is so damn good to see ya back!

Paw 'n' Cletus and the boys would surely pass on a heartfelt howdy as well if'n we could find them to tell 'em you're home. Last I heerd o' them was when they got lost in someplace called Lancaster, 'cept it weren't the Lancaster they was sposed ta be in! Somehwere's north of BFE...I'm sure eventually they'll find they way back....Always have...WELCOME BACK..We all love ya!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: AndyG
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:05 AM

Welcome Home.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From:
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:09 AM

First it's Max scaring us half to death and then you have a go at it as well!!!
Just spare a thought for us old 'uns we can't cope with all this stress you know.
I know we can never be as relieved as Karen to have you back but we sure did miss you.
Catspaw bys vyken
Baz


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Mo
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:14 AM

'Paw, good to have you back - a great way to start this rainy Scottish morning, and a big thank you to you too. We all kinda knew this was a special place anyway, but your going off sick like that brought it home to all of us how much Mudcat really is a community. Helluva drastic way to get your point across though, wasn't it?? But perhaps not untypical....!

Love you all loads

Mo (being uncharacteristically slushy)


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: dwditty
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:45 AM

'Spaw, I always figure there is a piece of gold in a pile of shit. In this case it was certainly quite a pile, and we're all so thankful to our own higher powers that you are on the mend. The whole ordeal has, as you say, brought home the point of what an incredible place the 'cat is - a little neighborhood bar shared by all the world. It is definitely unique. We have also come to love Karen and Clarence and Connie and Wayne - truly wonderful folks who are so important to your recovery. We are blessed to know them as well. So, keep up the good work, and here is a little more love and prayer coming your way to keep you off that catwalk and on the straight and narrow path to recovery. Godspeed.

DW


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Vixen
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:21 AM

Dear 'Spaw--

*SO* GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!!! I can go back to forum searching on "Catspaw49" for enlightenment!!!

(the 'bagdad vita' got nuttin' on you!)

V


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:24 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, yer back! Take it easy and let us all coddle you a bit- but the statute of limitations on coddlin' will be over in no time. Blessings and light and love on you all as you continue to hear!
Allison


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:26 AM

"Don't it always seem to go?
That you don't what, you got, till it's gone"

Take care.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:38 AM

For those who like soaps and don't like to come in half way through a story and for Catspaw, who may like to read it (he is the star of it after all), The Whole Sorry Tale From The Beginning.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Jeri
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:55 AM

Hi 'Spaw! I'm the new cat on the block. While we've never formally met here, I've been sniffin' around the litter box and checkin' out some of the stuff you left behind before you went off to the vet. I'm thrilled with anticipation of your future contributions.

Welcome Back!!!!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 May 99 - 09:08 AM

C.P. Welcome back, you were sorely missed while you were sorely hit.
Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Alice
Date: 21 May 99 - 09:23 AM

Dear Catspaw,
through this scary experience of your illness, I have been inspired by the strength of your family and also by the power of all of us 'strangers' around the world who have been so deeply touched by what you have gone through. It made me realize how isolated I am, I thought, 'who would even know to tell the Mudcat if I was in the hospital'... I think I am not alone in realizing how strongly you are 'connected' to many people, both your family and friends, and those of us cyber folkies who join with you here on Max's creation.
Relieved to have you back.
alice


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:02 AM

Bostin'! I can stop holding my breath now!

Blue in the face (but not in the spirit!),
Steve


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Jon W.
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:18 AM

Way to go Catspaw! Continue to mend, my friend.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: arkie
Date: 21 May 99 - 11:01 AM

Catspaw - glad you're back.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Bert
Date: 21 May 99 - 11:19 AM

Well trust our old Catspaw to take two screensfull to tell us he's at a loss for words.

Glad you're back guy, missed you. Get yerself mended quickly.

Bert. (Wiping a tear or two)


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Sheye
Date: 21 May 99 - 11:21 AM

Welcome home, Catspaw! It is so good to have you back.

Sheye


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From:
Date: 21 May 99 - 11:30 AM

Catspaw, first let me say, welcome back. You don't know me very well, but I wanted you to know that the love, warmth, and caring that I saw extended to you was one of the things that made me instantly fall in love with the people of this site. There is so little of what we have found here, it would be very hard to give it up.

I am very happy you're back. Stay well.

I'm actually annap, but my cookie is messed up, so I had to create another login.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Rex
Date: 21 May 99 - 11:56 AM

Welcome back! It's good to have you back among your friends.

Rex


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Robin McG
Date: 21 May 99 - 12:40 PM

Whew! So glad to have you back but try to go easy and keep mending. We don't want to go through that again. A special thank you to Karen and Clarence for keeping us informed on your progress.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: bet
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:13 PM

What a nice lunchtime treat to hear from you Catspaw. Glad your back on. bet


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: bet
Date: 21 May 99 - 01:13 PM

What a nice lunchtime treat to hear from you Catspaw. Glad your back on. bet


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Alice
Date: 21 May 99 - 02:17 PM

So, Catspaw, what is the address I should use to reach you and Karen? I have the one for Pat, in Atlanta, from another thread
Pat Wyatt
PMB D279
2221 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta GA 30309-1106
USA

Is there another address I should use now? Here's my email if you want to keep it more confidential.
acflynn@mcn.net
~alice


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 21 May 99 - 03:59 PM

Welcome back! Words fail me past that.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:04 PM

Hi Catspaw it's great to see you back. Take it easy now we don't want a scare like that again Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: bbc
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:20 PM

Others have already used my best thoughts, but I still want to say that I am happy & thankful to hear your "voice" again. You are certainly welcome back & we are delighted to add Karen & Clarence to the group, though the method by which that was accomplished leaves something to be desired. Heal & strengthen!

best always,

bbc & Duane D.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Clarence (mawinlaw)
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:05 PM

Hi son in law: Man am I glad that you are home. I signed on before you last night so didn't see your message until today. Take REALLY GREAT care of you and I will see you on June fourth. The good news is that you are home and the bad news is that your maw-in-law is coming for a visit. Do you suppose that Cletus will find the place by then? Sounds like it could be a possibility since he has already hit every other place and surely must be about to stumble across your place before too much longer. Kiss the kids, hug the wife, and kick the cats (the fuzzy ones not the mud ones) and I will see you soon. Love......Clarence


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:36 PM

Welcome back!

Guess you won't be needing that blood I just sent you. What the hell, keep it.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Cat a Tonic (inactive)
Date: 21 May 99 - 05:53 PM

Dear Catspaw, I have been only reading the mudcat for a short now (kinda shy, I guess), but my friend Rick Fielding convinced me there was nothin' too it! So, over the weeks now, I have been reading about yr "not wellness,"and I wanted to send my sincerest wishes for you to get better real fast. I have heard so many nice things about you and yr family and I think that there's lots of nice people on this site that are sending good energies your way. I may not write too much, but I like reading lots of the threads. Take care. p.s. this is my first message and I'm happy I'm sending it to you!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 21 May 99 - 06:15 PM

It's all been said; welcome back!
,Br>Jo


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Mudjack
Date: 21 May 99 - 07:09 PM

The Cat's back and we're all looking forward to a
PURRR....FECT come back.
Mj


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Helen
Date: 21 May 99 - 07:31 PM

Alice,

I'm a bit worried now. Do you think that we are all just a part of Max's creation? A figment of his imagination? You know the old saying, are we humans dreaming about God, or is it that God is dreaming about us?

Does this mean that Max is really God?

I feel like Tron, in the movie - i.e. just a creation of the software programmer (who then gets sucked down into his own cyber world).

aaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggghhhhhhh!!! Where am I? Who am I?

Helen


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Bert
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:17 PM

Er... Max doesn't HAVE any imagination:-)

That'll get him going, he'll kill me. Hee hee hee

Bert.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: God
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:28 PM

Actually Helen, Max is a figment of MY imagination. The rest of you are real.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:32 PM

Patspaw,

Sure was feelin' for ya guy. Welcome back to the nest. As I said earlier, TAKE IT EASY, BUT TAKE IT!

Art


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 May 99 - 08:45 PM

First, I must tell you that we all owe you. I have maintained all along that this is a community, a very special community of caring people, folkies all in one way or another. There are two sides to every coin. The bad part is that someone very dear to all of us was in trouble. A literal battle for life. The good piece is that someone very dear to all of us, in his sickness, united us and cemented this wonderful place as a community. In his illness, he brought his wonderful family to us, which deepened and enriched our understanding of the complex litter box denizen we have come to love as Catspaw49. Read the threads. We revelled in your every victory and were saddened by every setback. As bards, our empath abilities caused us to feel Karen's worry, let us sense Clarence's brave face, made us worry for two boys who had to be scared and confused, and let us experience the living miracle of friends such as Wayne and Connie. We know you, Pat, perhaps in a way that is uncomfortable for you. But we truly are bonded in a very special way. Thanks, and you are welcome.

Now clean the damn box. It's your turn.

Love ya,

Mick


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 May 99 - 09:02 PM

What a group.........Thanks again for all you've done; I wouldn't have made it without you.

Now I have fingers softening and guitars needing restrung from LACK of usage and my typing has receded back to gawd-awful from pretty pathetic. Art my friend, you're right. I am going to take it easy, but you can bet your buns I'm gonna' take it!!!

Cletus and Paw are out and about again, but they called and said they're on the way back and are they in for a shock. Seems they may have been been wrong about the accident with Buford...either that or he's risen from the dead. I'll let you all know as soon as I get the details, but suffice it to say that Buford called here last night and damn near sent me into another relapse!!!!! I'll put it all in one thread to get some of you caught up as soon as I get the whole story. 'Course I'm not real sure I want it. Be watchin' for the whole weird story in a day or two.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 May 99 - 09:23 PM

When the whole world thinks you are weird, it probably means you are alright!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:03 PM

Now I've stumbled upon this forum briefly in past months, but lately I've become quite a regular...and I am thrilled to know that you, Catspaw, are back in the swing of things. From what I've heard others say, I am looking forward to witnessing your antics...Now, do I know what I'm getting myself into saying that??? Perhaps not...

Welcome back!

SingsIrish Songs (aka Mary Kate)


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: LEJ
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:05 PM

You know, Cats, I am starting to worry about you again. Not your health, either. It's just that in your absence and with all the struggle you've been through we've got you on a bit of a pedestal now. I have heard you called "blessed one", "the one who brought Mudcat together as a community", shoot I even prayed for you on the night before your operation. In Public.

It's not that I don't think the world of you, but we are all in a kind of awe of you right now, like you were Moses coming down from the mountain. And, well Hell, Catspaw I don't think you'd be too comfortable with that kind of adulation. So look here, this is what we need: some hilarious but crude condom joke, or one of your famous x-rated Oklahoma parodies, or some stream-of-consciousness tiple Neil Young Hunter S Thompsonesque flight of fantasy that leaves us blushing w/ embarrassment while scratching our heads and laughing out loud. It would break the ice as surely as Jesus ripping a fart at the Last Supper.

And don't let me pressure you.I know you've got some warming up to do. But when you are ready- Cut loose!

Sincerely, LEJ


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:11 PM

Well the nose hair site did picque my interest, but you're right Leej...ain't nobody can live up to that kind of billing!!!! You may however continue to address me in the fashion of the true deity status.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: BK
Date: 21 May 99 - 10:31 PM

From the man, now Risen From The Bed, who brought us the legend of the greatest Tipple of them all, the "F***'n Thing," what can we expect but... ??

WELCOME BACK!!!

Yours Everlastingly, In Tippledom, BK


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 May 99 - 10:51 AM

JOY! JOY! JOY!



My wishes have come true! Catspaw is back home and recuperating. Bill D. and Ferrara are back on-line. And Mick is even finding time to post.

It is a wonderful end to a wonderful vacation.

Welcome home Catspaw!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: LEJ
Date: 22 May 99 - 03:00 PM

Yes, Your Exalted Outrageousness!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 May 99 - 04:56 PM

Catspaw,

You have the Mudcat record for the most posts on one subject, perhaps formerly held by "Where is Spancil Hill?" or perhaps "How Old is a Mudcat?"

About Catspaw - Please read 106 posts

About Catspaw - Part II 116 posts

About Catspaw - Part III 8 posts

Catspaw, the Recovery - Part III 82 posts

Catspaw the Relaspe 96 posts

Donate Blood for Catspaw 14 posts

Catspaw the Recovery 104 posts

And of course, the current "Catspaw the Homecoming" and this thread. Quite an impressive record. Of course, if I were you and had to do it all over, I'd skip all this sickness and get on with that quiet weekend with Karen.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 22 May 99 - 05:04 PM

Jeez! Has anyone the math skills to run a total? I'd like to see that!

Sandy (math-impaired)


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Jeri
Date: 22 May 99 - 05:41 PM

Sandy, I stink at math, but the computer's pretty darned good.

The message total including this thread and this post - unless somebody sneaks one in in between Sandy and me, is

590


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 May 99 - 06:46 PM

Holy Zot Batman!!!!! All joking aside...more posts than "Spancil Hill?" Hey RiB, I just referred to you elsewhere as our statistician (such as the # of guitars Rick has owned vs. stolen) but I didn't need to know this one.......I feel embarrassed, ashamed, proud, humble to be in the same numbers as "Spancil Hill"

......You're right Rib, let me trade it for a weekend with Karen. But in all humility and seriousness, thank you all.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Banjer
Date: 22 May 99 - 08:16 PM

Damn 'Spaw, Spancil Hill cain't hold nary a candle to ya! I jest did me one o' them there searches based on 90 days and found that Spancil Hill only got about 104 posts! You dun went an' beat the britches ofn' that near 5 times over!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Susan A-R
Date: 22 May 99 - 11:30 PM

You're back!! Let the wild rumpus begin!!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Banjer
Date: 23 May 99 - 04:46 AM

Susan, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "Wild Rumpus", but I do remember last time I turned my "rumpus wild" my sacroilliac wasn't right for weeks after! Gotta be careful sometimes.....


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Clarence (mawinlaw)
Date: 23 May 99 - 08:14 AM

Tiple? or is it Tipple? So are Cletus and Paw in the band or are they the band or have they absconded with the band's lead tippler, Clara Whipple? I had this vision of her tied to some railroad tracks in Lancaster, (the State name was not part of the vision). If I click on the little speaker thingee in the bottom right hand corner of my screen, can I hear the tiplers tipling? (or is that tipplers, tippling?) Could we arrange for me to be met at Shaw's on the square by the band? I will remind you once again (to give you a chance to run for cover), I will be in town on June 4th. I will bring tiple treats incase the guys can make it. Love to all.......Clarence


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 May 99 - 01:17 AM

WELCOME HOME!!!!Sure did miss you. AND thank you....for being the vehicle that helped us all strengthen our knowledge of what a caring, close community this is. Karen and "Clarence" did you proud while you were gone.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 May 99 - 01:18 AM

WELCOME HOME!!!!Sure did miss you. AND thank YOU...for being the vehicle that helped us all strengthen our knowledge of what a caring, close community this is. Karen and "Clarence" did you proud while you were gone.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 May 99 - 01:28 AM

Sorry for the double post...do they count in the tally? If my math is right...two more and you hit 600!!


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 24 May 99 - 02:26 AM

...at a loss for words, but WELCOME BACK!

And thanks for getting ill, because without your recent troubles, we'd never have gotten to know and love Karen and Clarence so well! And they're treasures to US too, even beyond whatever they do for you and mean to you.

So spend some time recovering gently and thoroughly, and then prepare to have us all descend and hold Mudstock '99-1/2 in your backyard litterbox.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Cara
Date: 24 May 99 - 09:32 AM

Poor 'Catters, at a loss for words. Ha ha ha.

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!

We really did miss you that much. Now proceed with the living up to it part (you may need to rest a bit more!)

Love, Cara


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Cara
Date: 24 May 99 - 09:34 AM

Poor 'Catters, at a loss for words. Ha ha ha.

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!

We really did miss you that much. Now proceed with the living up to it part (you may need to rest a bit more!)

Love, Cara


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: SailormomRita (inactive)
Date: 24 May 99 - 11:10 AM

Hey nice to check in and see From:Catspaw in the lineup! I changed my screen name...there seem to be several Rita's on here...I love happy endings and this is starting to look like that's where we are all headed in this tale...anyone writing a "folksong" yet? Well happy chuckles to all, a big thanks to the powers that be and welcome back.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 24 May 99 - 11:25 AM

Nice to have you back. A little advice. Don't do that again.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: CATSPAW .. at a Loss for Words, but Thank You
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 May 99 - 01:16 PM

Dear Bob,

Good Advice. Advice Taken. Many thanks,

catspaw


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